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Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. tonight the united nation is his calling for an investigation. opposition groups claim the government used chemical weapons on its only people last night and they claim the unverified pictures circulating today prove their point. we want to warn you some of these pricks are extremely graphic. they show injured people being treat bide hospital workers while others lie motion little, activists and opposition forces say they are victims of banned chemical weapons fired by government forces. other video shows survivors struggle to go breathe. al jazerra can't verify the videos and it's still unclear whether or not chemical weapons were used. now, an emergency session of the you feel n. security council was called upon in new york and here that part of the story. six. >> reporter: this girl is one of the survivors. i am alive. i am alive, she cries. she is surrounded by hundreds of dead and dieing. all with no obvious injuries, no wounds, no blood. and whatever killed them, didn't discriminate. most of the bodies in this room are of babies and children. >> the number of victims from children an
PBS
Aug 21, 2013 2:30pm PDT
of the united nations. emerged of thes apparent atrocity, britain's secretary was one of the first to call for an investigation. damascus was quick to deny it was responsible. a shocking escalation of the use of weapons in syria. we hope people responsible will one day be held accountable. i hope they blow have unrestricted access to the area and the united nations will be racing this at the un security council. >> the army and armed forces would like to say these allegations are false and baseless and such claims within the context of the dirty media war. go ahead with confronting terrorism. >> we sought advice from an expert. >> there appears to be a lot of dead people with no outward wounds that have died of something. some of the symptoms like the debt stairs are very similar to what we saw where thousands of people were killed by nerve .gents >> chemical weapons inspectors are in serious, but they do not have government permission to visit the site and may not get it. it is unclear those responsible will ever face justice. >> what is the reaction out of the west? we will go to nick br
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 5:30pm EDT
the united nations. >> the united nations have a lot of money, we don't have. and they have a lot of -- a hundred thousand lawyers. we have only 12! the balance is for them. if they need to comply with the law, the balance is for us! >> the lawsuit - filed in november 2011 - claims that un failures to screen its soldiers for cholera and follow international rules on waste disposal constitute gross negligence. it's based on the un's own investigation which concluded that the nepalese base leaking sewage into the river was a likely source of the outbreak. and it's composed of thousands of stories of personal loss, each one documented by mario and his team. the next meeting is in mirebalais... the town that's home to the un base where the disease is known to have started. henrietta paul's husband was one of the very first to die. she doesn't know exactly where he's buried - back then the death toll was so high that bodies were being dumped in mass graves. today, she and her daughter lisette are filing a new claim. henrietta's only son, died three weeks ago from cholera. he was 34. ba
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 1:00pm EDT
opposition in exile demand the united nations investigate the claims that chemical weapons were used in the suburbs of damascus. there is an u.n. team in syria at the moment. they were investigating three alleged chemical weapons attacks. but those attacks happened a few months ago. according' to the head that have mission, in order for them to investigate a new incident they will need an official request from the united nations, but at the same time they'll need the approval of the syrian government. it took months of negotiations with the syrian government before the u.n. team was granted access. sos is unclear if the u.n. team will be able to investigate. it is hard for us to independently confirm what happened on the ground. this is not the first time that the government has been accused of using chemical weapons. but the government has accused the rebels of using these banned weapons as well. a very murky situation on the ground, undoubtedly a growing conflict that only leads to escalation with the absence of solution to this crisis. >> they will met to discuss the use of chemic
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 12:00pm EDT
allegedly been deployed. and should this be true, it would be a monstrosity. >> the united nations security council failed to reach an agreement on a response. the u.n. secretary general called for a thorough investigation but said it would be up to the syrian government to give their permission and to continue civility. >> everything that has been said is ridiculous and unscientific. there is no use of that weapon at all. >> both russia and iran say the news of the chemical attacks are accurate. the sunni national coalition has called for an international investigation. today the u.n. will investigate allegations of previous attacks per the mandate. there have been claims and counter claims, the slaughtering of the syrian people is likely to continue. >> and al-jazeera will be monitoring the situation from lebanon. >> we have heard allegations that chemical weapons were used against certain members of the syrian government. russia, china blocking any resolution or any statement demanding an official investigation on what exactly happened in the suburbs of damascus. so they have lost faith
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 5:00am EDT
. and that team is supposed to examine areas where the united nations security council has received reports of the use of chemical weapons. however, some have already criticized this un mission as having a very limited mandate. some experts are saying it will be very difficult for the team to find the recommend -- remnants of chemical weapons. the government claims in march rebels used chemical weapons to attack civilians and a number of them were killed. the other two locations are undisclosed and it's highly unlikely the united nations team will be able to go to this area where we're hearing use of chemical weapons. >> thank you very much. >>> huge numbers are trying to escape the violence in syria. the un says if the pace keeps up, the number crossing into iraq alone could 100,000 by next month. the refugees are mainly kurds, and they say people are being targeted along sectarian lines inside syria. many children arriving are suffering from dehydration walking in the heat. >>> pakistan's military says an officer has been killed by indian fire. another soldier was said to have been wounde
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 8:00am EDT
to keep running the country while fighting off watergate accusations. >> the united nations plans to investigate reports of a chemical attack in syria this morning. syrian rebels say hundreds of people died in the attack carried out by troops loyal to the government. we want to warn you that some of the video we're about to show you is graphic. the opposition in syria says this video shows doctors treating victims. they're accusing the military of using nerve gas during an overnight assault in east damascus. the claims have in the been in they verified. syria action bat door to russia told interfacts it is not true. is there any way to prove or disprove the opposition claims at this point? >> it's really difficult at this point. as you mentioned, we are dealing with amateur video posted by activists on like that and aljazeera cannot independently verify its yo authenticity. the team is interested and wants to investigate the claims of the alleged attack. this would require a permanent member of the united nations security council to smith a formal request. the government of syria
PBS
Aug 14, 2013 6:30pm PDT
and that is why we see the situation escalating. >> there is talk the united nations would intervene. does this make sense to you? >> turkey is one of the last allies of the muslim brotherhood in egypt. all the other allies have allied with the new regime including the united states and russia. there is no reason to believe the united nations would choose another path. >> ok. as always, thank you for your insights. >> the first direct these talks in nearly three years -- he's talks in nearly three years. israelis and palestinians were due to come to the table, but there has been no official word yet. >> there is no optimism about progress being made. tensions are high again since israel approved of the building of yet settlements on land the palestinians see as there's. >> israel has tried to resolve the situation by releasing palestinian prisoners. >> they have not seen their families in years. 26 palestinian risen or is released i israel. they are treated like heroes. palestinian president mahmoud abbas came personally to greet the men. it is meant to pave the way for the first direct ta
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 11:00am EDT
and should they turn out to be true it would be an monstrosity. >> reporter: a meeting at the united nations security council failed to produce the best ponce. secretary general ban ki-moon called for an investigation of all incidents but ultimately it would be up to the syrian government to give their permission. they continue to deny responsibility. >> everything that has been said is ridiculous, naive, unscientific emotional and subjective. we mean what we're saying, there is not the use of that weapon at all. the military o on the ground isa successful one. >> reporter: both russia and iran say the news of the chemical attacks are accurate. it's more likely rebel groups are behind the attacks. the syrian national coalition has called for an international investigation. they say u.n. weapons inspectors already in syria to investigate allegations of previous attacks should urgently include wednesday's atrocity as part of their mandate. there have been claims and counter claims over the use of chemical weapons over the last two years. the slaughtering of the syrian people is likely to conti
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 1:00pm EDT
to be true, would be a monstrosity. >> an hour of the united nations security council failed to pro*e dues an agreement on the best response. the u.n. secretary general called for a thorough investigation for all reported incidents but ultimately, it would be up to the syrian government to give their permission. they continued to deny responsibility. [ speaking foreign language ] >> everything that has been said is ridiculous and most unscientific and objective. we mean what we are saying. there is not any use of that weapon at all. the military operation taking place on the ground is a successful one and our forces are making progress from all sides facing the armed groups. >> both russia and iran say the news of the chemical attacks are accurate. it is more likely that rebel groups are behind the attacks. the syrian coalition has called for an international investigation. they say u.n. weapons inspectors are already in syria to investigate previous allegations of attacks and should include these in their mandate. there have been claims and counter claims over the use of chemical weapons
PBS
Aug 21, 2013 6:30pm PDT
access to the area and for the united nations team in damascus now to assess the use of chemical weapons, so we are pursuing this with our partners at the security council. >> ministers to discuss their response to the spiraling conflict in egypt. they condemned the ongoing violence but opted to keep all channels of communication open. they decided not to cut aid to avoid hurting ordinary egyptians, but there was a message for the country's military. >> we have reached some concrete decisions. we have agreed to halt the export of any kind of goods which can be used in a repressive manner. while the situation remains so violently charged. >> the eu hopes that these measures as well as continued efforts at mediation will bring the conflicting parties to the negotiating table. >> let's stay with the egyptian story. a court in cairo has ordered the release of egypt's former president, hosni mubarak. that pending a retrial. >> the 85-year-old seen during his trial two years ago has received a life sentence for failing to stop the killing of protesters during an uprising that led to his overth
PBS
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. >> as pressure mounts to allow united nations inspectors into the site of yesterday's alleged chemical attack, we investigate the evidence in syria. she sings and she dances and she acts. tonight, she talks about a life that has seen its share of ups and downs. our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. hosni mubarak served two years of a life sentence in prison before he was released today. the former egyptian president was flown by helicopter out of jail. to the hospital he is held under house arrest. he still faces charges of complicity in the killing of tahrir square protesters. >> supporters celebrate the turning back of the clock. many celebrated his removal but two years of turmoil have made many egyptians nostalgic. >> hosni mubarak was the best. and weere the best days will never see good times like those again. >> he is the old repressive order personified. as he was chartered away, he was still a symbol of what went wrong in the revolution. he left his two sons behind at the prison and most of the leadership of the muslim brotherhood, including his successor ele
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 5:00pm EDT
to be a united nations chemical weapons investigative team on the ground in syria. they were just granted access to the country yesterday, i believe. given the reports we have seen overnight about what may or may not have taken place in syria, we think it is important for that investigative team to be given access to that area. the assad regime, when presented with evidence that chemical weapons had been used in their country, have said that they are interested in a credible investigation to get to the bottom of what has happened. it is time for them to live up to that claim. if they actually are interested in getting to the bottom of the use of chemical weapons and whether or not that has occurred in syria, and they will allow the investigative team that is already in syria to access the site where chemical weapons may have been used. it will allow them unfettered access to eyewitnesses, or even those who were affected by the weapons. it will allow them to collect physical samples without manipulation. and it will also ensure the security of that team while they do their work. the u.s. will be
FOX News
Aug 22, 2013 12:00pm PDT
correspondent jonathan hunt is with us. they can't be sure. they are waiting for the united nations to get in there. the united nations put out the weakest statement possible for the united nations yesterday. it's doing nothing. >> reporter: united nations officials say they are doing everything they can which amounts at the moment to very little because they cannot get to the area of yesterday's attack without the help of the syrian government. u.s. officials meantime say that simply has to be a detailed investigation. president obama has directed the intelligence community to look at the pictures that came out of the attack yesterday where we saw what appeared to be the bodies of young children and others with, as you said, no signs of physical trauma. all of this according to state department spokeswoman has to be thoroughly investigated first. listen. >> we're unable to conclusively determine the use but we're focused every minute of every day since these events happened yesterday on doing everything possible within our power to nail down the facts. >> reporter: she also pointed out th
PBS
Aug 18, 2013 4:30am PDT
discussions on the sidelines of the united nations general assembly next month, but in the wake of recent attacks the proposed meeting could be derailed. india had stalled the piece process when -- peace process when two soldiers were beheaded by the pakistani army earlier in january. >> i see this latest attack as a part of pakistan's recent policy under sharif, where we have learned that they swear to increase terrorist activity, draw maximum mileage and exploit the situation. >> india has yet to come out of the shock and order of the barbaric -- horror of the barbaric act from the pakistani army earlier this year when two indian soldiers were beheaded. after the first attack, the prime minister said it can be no business as usual with pakistan. it remains to be seen how india can go ahead with this pakistan policy. >> i am afraid that the government of india today has all of its facts and figures wrong. they think that pakistan is going to be friendly with them. pakistan is not going to be friendly with them because they are with china. we have boundary disputes from china. we have bou
FOX Business
Aug 22, 2013 7:00pm EDT
. the united nations has taken up the issue with no word of any response as yet. the u.s. state department contradicted themselves today on whether syria has chemical weapons. general jack keene is here to assess the situation. also tonight the nasdaq halting trading for more than three hours today. it still remains silent on what stopped the second largest exchange in its tracks. the s&p chief equity strategist joins us. the department of justice by after the state of texas again. attorney general eric colder determined to allow voting nationwide without requiring identification. kansas secretary of state among our guests here tonight to say why the integrity of our electoral system must be preserved. and the end of the road is near for the self-proclaimed hugger. san diego mayor. and bradley manning wants to be called chelsea as it pursues taxpayer funded gender reassignment therapy from is leavenworth prison cell. the "a-team" takes up all that and a great deal more. we begin with another possible reason that the president's foreign policy is so incoherent and ineffective that members o
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 2:00pm EDT
in moscow is on the case. >> the united nations security council is to hold an emergency meeting in an hour to discuss reports of a major chemical weapons attack in syria. the main syrian opposition group says more than a thousand people have been killed. activists say the government fired rockets with toxic agents into the damascus suburbs in the eastern region. there are reports that another rocket hit a suburb west of the city. the syrian government said there is no truth in the reports. we have the latest. >> activists are calling this a chemical massacre. they accuse the government of using banned weapons. they say these disturbing pictures are proof. [ yelling ] >> this man mourns his two daughters. he asked what has he done wrong? and the girl in trauma, she crisis, i'm alive. i'm alive. there are too many cases with different symptoms. >> the number of victims of children and others is very high. i've carried in my own hands around 50 dead children. the worst thing about what happened is the indiscriminate nature of the attack and the ignorance of people who didn't know what to do w
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 8:00pm EDT
house to the united nations. we'll hear from john serve. it could knock al-assad out of power, but then what next? >> yes, the united nations met to explain great concern about the use of chemical weapons in syria and promised investigation. >> the possibility of the use of chemical weapons which will be investigated. this has been further underlined. the secretary has already expressed his preppe preparedner the investigation and we hope that everyone realizes the importance of seizing the hostilities. >> now john joins us live from the united nations with more on this story. john, how long would this investigation take? >> well, that's very much up in the air, john. what happened here was the u.s. britain, france, south korea, and luxembourg met, but they came out with the most watered down statement that is possible to come out with. this was not even a former statement to the press. it came from the ambassador of the of argentina, she simply said members welcomed the determination of general secretary ban ki-moon to investigate these allegations coming out of syria. it's d
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 9:00am EDT
, the united nations refugee agency is in desperate need of assistance. >> water sanitation is the priority, after that, provision of food, winter's around the corner. we have to tart thinking in advance of winter readiness. >> this vast city didn't exist monday. how long it will be here from is unknown. the spill over into the region is clear for all to see. >> that's right. you saw there the conditions in the camp. now syrian kurds are crossing the border today. that crossing will be closed tomorrow. whether it reopens again is up to the government. they as well as nearly 10 different u.n. agencies and charities are in charge of setting up these camps. they've done a very good job and moved quickly but the sheer numbers of huge. so far since june, there are nearly 191,000 syrian-kurdish refugees living here. it's a relief for many to come over, because they share a common language, a common history. for many of them, it's a relief to get here. long term, there are going to be is. if you live in a camp six in a year or year and a half, it is quite simply hell you. need something to make yo
PBS
Aug 22, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of western leaders demanding a united nation's investigation of yesterday's purported chemical weapon attack in syria continued today. margaret warner has the story. and a warning: this report contains graphic material that some viewers may find disturbing. >> warner: france's foreign minister laurent fabius said today the international community must consider military action in syria if allegations of chemical weapons attacks by the assad regime proved true. >> ( translated ): if it is confirmed, france's position is that there must be a reaction. not sending troops on the ground. not only, of course, of international condemnation, but a reaction that could take the shape of the use of force. >> warner: the united nation's security council met in emergency session yesterday to discuss the incident that reportedly killed over a hundred syrian citizens, including women and children wednesday morning. it called for a thorough investigation of the attack, but stopped short of demanding syria let u.n. inspectors on the ground visit site. but today, a spokesman for secretary general ban ki moon s
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 11:00am EDT
according to the head of the mission, they will need an official request from the united nations, but at the same time they will also need a approval of the syrian government. now the un investigative team, it really took months of negotiation with the syrian government. so it is not clear whether the team will be able to investigate. it's hard to independently confirm what hand on the ground, but this doesn't the first time that rebels accused the government of using chemical weapons. the government has accused the them of using these weapons as well. undoubtedly the ongoing conflict would only lead to more escalation. >> thank you. in egypt former egyptian president, hosni mubarak was ordered to be released from prison. it's possibility he could be free, however, his legal troubles not ever. jonathan betts joins us from cairo. what has the reaction before to this news, jonathan? >> yeah, it is a huge development, the reaction at cairo is waiting and seeing. two years ago the country celebrated when hosni mubarak was thrown from office, but in the past two years, a lot has chang
KOFY
Aug 18, 2013 9:00pm PDT
at the united nations plaza in san francisco. >>> volunteers were out and about carrying clipboards urging their fellow san diego residents today to recall mayor bob filner. the 70-year-old former congressman as ignored numerous calls to step down. filner's opponents have 39 days to collect the 102,000 signatures required to put a recall measure on the ballot. filner is due back at work tomorrow after undergoing one week of behavior therapy. >>> coming up next, the shocking results of a study that looked at how many people in a large u.s. city's emergency room had been drinking. and some wild weather possible this week in the bay area. >> coming up in sports, we'll >> coming up in sports, we'll show you the d [ male announcer ] what is performance? 0 to 60? or 60 to 0? [ tires screech ] how a car performs in a quarter-mile? [ engine revs ] or a quarter-century? is performance about the joy of driving? or the importance... of surviving. to us, performance is not about doing one thing well. it is about doing everything well. because in the end... everything matters. the best or nothing. that
LINKTV
Aug 17, 2013 2:30pm PDT
. --urgents killed 10 of them and at least five others were killed in a separate attack. the united nations says that civilian casualties are up 23% from last year. continuing tore battle a fast-moving wildfire in the u.s. state of idaho. this has raced across 54,000 acres of land ever since it was -- sparked by lightning on august 7. a number of multimillion dollar homes are threatened. sports. another dramatic day in the bundesliga. two clubs in particular it would do best to forget this. 5-1, to hoffenheim, who set up kevin volland and mondeste to score. schalke fell apart against wolfsburg who punished him with three goals in 12 minutes. stephon scored in the dying 0.ments to make this 4- in the second day, hamburg and floated, as we saw. won, pock -- volspog stuttgart lost to leiberkusen. 3-0.uchen beat hanover nuremberg hosts berlin. more on that in a moment. brownscweig.d enjoyed a win over frankfurt last weekend, and even them --ayer overcame spirits are high in the second game against nuremberg. >> the coach has worked his team hard this week. anyas been trying to dispel memorie
WETA
Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. -- by the united nations. the steering government denies an attack took place. >> what is happening is a terrible situation. there is work that can be done with our international partners to continue to pressure the asad regime. >> it is already on the ground in syria investigating previous alleged attacks. the obama menstruation calls the asad regime to provide the team with unfettered access to the site of today's alleged attack. >> they will have to have immediate access to witnesses individuals, and to collect physical evidence without interference. >> president obama called for a ouster. she announced plans to arm the opposition, but the arms of not arrived yet. the u.s. should do more, including the use of limited airstrikes. >>'s policies failing on his own terms. we are not accomplishing that right now. >> the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said that the administration opposes limited military action in syria because it doesn't believe the opposition would support u.s. interest. >> bradley manning was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison , three years after leaking hundreds o
FOX Business
Aug 21, 2013 7:00pm EDT
corps confirmed that they are relying on i united nations investigative team to provide answers before they act on those redlined fronts. >> we think it is important right now that there actually happens to be a united nations chemical weapons investigative team on the ground and syria. it which is granted access to the country yesterday. so given the reports that we've seen over night about what may or may not have taken place in syria, we think it's important for that investigative team to be given access to that area. lou: we will take all of this up, talking with former ambassador to egypt. also tonight, when arkansas school district took major steps to protect their students. they spend the time and the money to properly train and star and teachers. but the state's attorney general decided to play politics. we talked with the school superintendent here tonight. the president's spokesman today pressed hard by the white house press corps. reporters looking for explanations on claims of syrian chemical weapons use in seeking the president's reaction to the release of former egyptian
ABC
Aug 20, 2013 4:00am PDT
with the crisis. the goal is to figure out how the united nations can help resolve the conflict. john? >> preeti arla in washington. thank you. >>> former pakistani president pervez musharraf has been charged with murder. he was indicted and six others in the death of pakistani prime minister, benazir bhutto. bhutto died in the 2007 gun and bomb attack at a political rally. musharraf denied the charges. and the hearing is set for august 27th. >>> vice president biden's son is facing a health scare this morning. after being hospitalized last week for weakness and disorientation. the vice president traveled with his son to texas and has been at his side. this isn't the first health scare for beau biden, who is delaware's attorney general. he suffered a mild stroke in 2010. >>> new this morning, ted cruz says he's going to renounce his canadian citizenship. the controversy came to light, when his birth certificate showed he was born in canada but had dual citizenship. his concerns should derail a possible presidential run. >>> mayor bob filner of san diego has been spotted for the first time since
CBS
Aug 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: united nation weapons inspectors who arrived in syria this week could confirm whether chemicals were used, but the syrian government hasn't given them permission to visit the scene. today, the syrian regime denied allegations that it was behind the attack, and it's refuted any charges that it used chemical weapons throughout syria's civil war. it's a conflict that's already cost more than 100,000 people their lives. in the last six days alone more than 30,000 syrian refugees have streamed across the border to iraq, driven from their homes by a war that only seems to get more vicious by the day. the united nations security council called an emergency meeting following today's attack, but the security council has called many meetings since the syrian conflict began without ever reaching an agreement on how to end the bloodshed. >> schieffer: holly, the numbers here are just all over the place. some say hundreds, some say as many as 1,300. is there any way to get a better handle or a fix on that? >> reporter: not at this point. some say it was around 100 people, others putting the
FOX News
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm PDT
chemical weapons, but is refusing to let united nations inspectors see it for themselves, even though those inspectors are already in damascus a few short miles away to investigate earlier claims of chemical attacks. jonathan hunt is live in north with an update. u.s. officials are refusing to point fingers despite the video and all the evidence. >> yeah, not just refusing to point fingers in terms of blame, shep, but actually saying they have not definitively concluded there was a chemical weapons attack. listen here. >> we are unable to conclusively determine cw use, but we're focused on doing everything possible within our power to nail down the facts. >> nailing down the facts will include looking at this video, which appears to show scores of people killed and being treated with no signs of the sort of physical trauma there might be if it had been a normal sort of bomb attack. now, the united nations and secretary-general has also called for an urgent investigation. those inspectors, the united nations ones already in damascus, as you said, shep, just 15 minutes away from the scene of
FOX News
Aug 22, 2013 7:00pm EDT
of bomb attack. now, the united nations and secretary-general has also called for an urgent investigation. those inspectors, the united nations ones already in damascus, as you said, shep, just 15 minutes away from the scene of the alleged attack, but unable to get there without syrian government assistance, not forthcoming right now. shep? >> shepard: there's videos of dozens and dozens and dozens of children dead on the floor with no wounds, just lying dead. some nations have looked at this and said, we've got to act. >> yeah, absolutely. the french among the leading nations in terms of issuing strong statements. the foreign minister said today that if indeed it is definitively determined this was chemical weapons used by the syrian regime, then there must be a reaction of force as he put it. i spoke to one leading middle east expert of the university of south carolina today to ask him what exactly he believed happened. he said 100% this is the work of the government regime. he said assad tries to create a new balance of fear with the rebels by indiscriminate use of gas and chemical wea
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 6:00am EDT
its ,space of a partner for the united states, for our neighbors, and for the family of nations. on the political front, we are building a multiethnic, multiparty democracy with respect to the rule of law. our democratic process is moving forward at a strong and steady pace. our local elections took place in april of this year. there will be regional elections in september of this year, and our legislative and general elections will take place next spring, 2014. which will determine our national leadership, and that will be a very important thing to watch. we have a government of national unity. now all the communities purchase of eight in the workings of the -- artistic page in the workings of thegovernment and of the parliament. yes, we have differences of opinion, as all democracies do, but we are working together. slowly but surely, our efforts are achieving results. we are promoting human rights. there have been violations, which we had met, but there are -- which we admit, but there areconstant efforts to improve on that and to be responsive. and also the freedom of expres
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 1:00pm PDT
seem to me that that's why we have a united nations. i don't see the united states telling the egyptians what to do, the syrians what to do. they've got major problems and how that ends up, so will the world be impacted, especially israel. having said that, why not take this to the united nations? why not have the european union and the arab countries come and say this is not a united states problem alone? we all take more than our share of the responsibility action but to take all of it, it just doesn't make sense. >> important views, thank you congressman, a combat veteran as well. thank you. as well as karen finney. >>> i want to remind you you can catch karen every saturday and sunday right here at 4:00 p.m. on msnbc. >>> coming up, the reverend jesse jackson talks about voting rights and the anniversary march on washington. >>> later, a lesson in courage and compassion in the face of gun violence from one very tough woman. >>> do not let anybody in the building, including the police. >> okay. stay on the line with me, ma'am. >> i'm in the front office. he ran outside a
PBS
Aug 14, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the crisis through dialogue. leaders from the u.s. and the united nations condemned the crack down. they say it will push egypt further into turmoil. u.s. secretary of state john kerry issued a statement denouncing the actions of security forces. >> the united states strongly condemns today's violence and bloodshed. it's a serious blow to reconciliation and the hopes if are a transition towards democracy and inclusion. >> the white house spokesperson josh earnest said the obama administration was unlikely to suspend financial aid. they will give egypt $1.5 billion this fiscal year. most will give to the military. the secretary general said he sympathized with egyptians who were weary, but urged them to take a path towards democracy and prosperity. china issued a statement on japanese prime minister abe's decision not to visit a controversial shrine on thursday. the anniversary of the end of world war ii. the shrine honors the war dead including leaders convicted of war crimes after the war. however visits to the shrine by government officials each year sparks anger in countries occupied by j
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Aug 14, 2013 5:30pm PDT
sides to resolve the crisis through dialogue. leaders from the u.s. and the united nations have also condemned the crackdown. they say it will push egypt further into turmoil. u.s. secretary of state john kerry issued a statement denouncing the heavy-handed actions of security forces. >> the united states strongly condemns today's violence and bloodshed across egypt. it's a serious blow to reconciliation and the egyptian people's hopes for a transition towards democracy and inclusion. >> white house spokesperson josh earnest said the obama administration was likely to suspend its financial aid. the u.s. will give egypt $1.5 billion this fiscal year. most of it will go to the military. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon said he sympathized with egyptians who were weary of the protest, but he urged opposing groups to take a peaceful path towards democracy and prosperity. nhk world's yu kobayashi has been following this story in cairo. he talked earlier about the doubts he sees over the nation's future. >> reporter: morsi supporters have been demonstrating since his ouster by the milita
FOX News
Aug 22, 2013 3:00pm PDT
now. >> the u.s. ambassador to the united nations tweeted this, as a u.n. security council meeting was coming to a close at about 5:00 yesterday afternoon. samantha power tweeted, reports deserv devastating, hundreds dead in the streets, including children. u.n. must get there fast, and if true, perps must face justice. now, turns out we found out ambassador power, newly appointed to the meeting, was not at the meeting. the deputy was at that meeting. so the natural question was, where was the ambassador? the state department said she was keeping track of everything and monitoring it. and here is the exchange she had with james rosen. >> she is monitoring events, participating in the national security council meeting in egypt convened by the president. and is monitoring her staff. and the deputy participated in the u.n. security council consultations at the direction. >> is she on vacation? >> i don't have anymore details, i would send you to the u.n. for her schedule. >> there is no dishonor in having had a scheduled vacation if that is the case. >> she had a previously scheduled
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 3:00am EDT
first. however, that's not happening. these buss are simply being mobbed. >> reporter: for the united nations moving them is a logistical nightmare. >> they're exhausted and thirsty and hungry. we're providing them with water and food, but as they move as quickly as possible to get away from here and get to camp. >> reporter: local charities help by giving food. it is welcomed even though the distribution is haphazard. from here the syrian border looks peaceful, but as the fighting continues there will be more refugees arriving every day. how the kurdistan government will cope is now the question. al jazeera. >> pakistani security forces say they've seized 100 tons of explosives from a warehouse in qatar. they saqatar--in quetta. ten people have been arrested. >>> in the coming hours, a judge will rule on corruption charges against egyptian hosni mubarak. the 85-year-old is also facing retrial for negligence in the killings of protesters two years ago. mike hannah joins us now. could hosni mubarak be free in two hour's time? >> that is one of the many possibilities that has emerged in
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 12:00pm EDT
the united nations investigate those claims that chemical weapons were used in the suburbs of damascus. there is a un team in syria at the moment. they were investigating three alleged chemical weapons attacks, but those attacks happened a few months ago. in order for them to investigate a new incident, they will need an official request from the nated nations, but they will also need the approval of the syrian government. the un investigative team, it really took months of negotiations before they were granted access, so it is still not clear whether the un team already in syria will be able to investigate. it's hard to independently confirm what happened on the ground, but this wasn't the first time that rebels accused the government of using chemical weapons, but in the past the government as well has accused the rebels of using these banned weapons as well. a very murky situation on the ground undoubtedly the ongoing conflict would only lead to more escalation. >>> the white house says it is deeply concerned with the reports out of the syria. >> if a verified this would be a shocki
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm EDT
us live now from the united nations. john, what came of the meeting? >> reporter: i hope you weren't expecting much. it did not. within a the last hour or so we heard from the prison. she basically said that members of the security council welcome the determination of the second general to hold a thorough, impartial and prompt investigation in to the allegations coming out of the syria today. now, this wasn't everybody a formal statement to the press, it was what they call remarks to the press, that's the lowest form of communication coming from the security council, which is, in the final analysis, the final arbiter which it comes to it's national law, but the trouble is the council is split over syria they can't decide on anything. not human rights issues, not not investigations like this one, not refugees and that problem has been going on for sometime. the meeting was called for by the united states, the united kingdom, france, south korea and luxembourg. it lasted two hours and that's all you are going to get at the end of it, tone. >> i wait a minute, john. can the security c
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 2:00am EDT
, the united nations is calling for an investigation into claims the syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people, killing hundreds. we want to warn you that some of the pictures you're about to see are extremely graphic. they show people being treated while others are motionlessness. some unable to breathe. al jazeera cannot independently verify these videos. >> reporter: this girl is one of the survivors. i'm alive, i'm alive, she cries. she's surrounded by hundreds of dead and dieing. all with no obvious injuries, no wounds, no blood. whatever killed them didn't discriminate. most of the bodies in this room are of babies and children. >> the number of victims of children and others is very high. i've carried in my own hands 50 dead children. the worse thing about what happened is the nature of the attack and the ignorance of people who didn't know what to do when the attack took place. >> reporter: opposition groups say these people are the victims of attacks using chemical weapons, and they point the finger of blame at the syrian government. damascus denies it saying the opp
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 5:00am EDT
tents yet. so they sleep outdoors. the yeunt united nations refugee agency. >> it's extraordinary to think that this vast camp didn't exist. the spillover into the region is clear to see, imran khan, al jazeera. >>> prime minister kevin rugs and opposition leader tony abbott answered questions from hundreds of undecided voters. both promised to tackle head on. >> if you are coming to boat by australia provided by a people smuggler then you'll not be allowed to settle in australia and you will be resettled in other countries who are part and parcel of the regional resettlement agreement specifically papoa new guinea. it is complex, it's difficult, it's hard getting the balance right between doing the right thing by the world and at the same time, making sure that you are maintaining an orderly system of migration. >> i will put back in place the policies that we know work. that's temporary protection visas so the people-smugglers haven't got a product to sell. it's ri rigorously and diligenty applied, in place like manu, it's ready to turn boats around when it's safe to do so and i
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 8:00am EDT
, thank you. >> there are no calls for the united nations to take action following an alleged toxic gas attack by the syrian government. a coalition said it happened outside damascus, saying hundreds of people were killed and say this video shows victims being treated afterwards. the sir yep government denies it used the weapons. the u.n. security council is calling for clarity over with a happened. cenk: san diego mayor bob filner has reached a settlement with one of the women accusing him of sexual harassment. jennifer london has details from our california bureau. >> we do not know details of the tentative agreement nor if it includes filner's resignation, but we do know that friday afternoon, the san diego city council will vote on the proposed agreement. if that vote is passed, then details will be made public. filner spent the last three days behind closed doors in mediation talks with the city, this following his releases from an intensive two week in-patient behavioral treatment therapy program that filner admitted himself into. when he made the announcement that he was seeking
FOX News
Aug 21, 2013 10:00am PDT
will be consulting with our allies and our partners on the united nation's security counsel with this. this is a top priority of the united nation. >> what about the u.s. policy that makes assad feel threatened. >> this is not only u.s. policy there is a broad agreement. >> what about the international community that is threatening to him at this point? >> i can't speak to what he fines threatening. we condemn the use of chemical weapons and you are right, we said before there was an intelligence community assessment that chemical weapons are used that those individuals responsible for safe gaurgd the chemical weapons would be held accountable in the way they are handled. there is a range of consequences for the actions of possibly taking place. >> what are the consequences and how are they held accountable for the first incident and given a hard time figuring that out. why are they taking the action again? >> it is hard for me to speak to whether or not they feel threatened, but there is a broad international view that the use of chemical weapons is completely unacceptable and even people who disag
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